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TDIFest 2009 Discussion about TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC (Dulles)on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6th, 2009) .

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Old August 23rd, 2009, 14:56   #1
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When looking over the Agenda, I noticed the Driving Event. Is this something that anyone can drive. Can anyone participate in this event??
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 15:42   #2
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Yes, anyone can participate. It will be a point-to-point road rally, and you'll be expected to complete it within a "target" time.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 22:04   #3
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Road rally?? I thought it was more of a cruise... Is a navigator recommended?? If so, any takers?

Next year, I say we get together with the local SCCA chapter and make the driving event an Auto-X!
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Old September 1st, 2009, 22:12   #4
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A navigator would help. It is a cruise, but it will be timed, and parts of the route are very twisty. A second set of eyes is always a good thing, especially when you're trying to follow turn-by-turn directions.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 06:54   #5
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Road rally?? I thought it was more of a cruise... Is a navigator recommended?? If so, any takers?

Next year, I say we get together with the local SCCA chapter and make the driving event an Auto-X!
They had a parking lot version in '06 down in Valley Forge - fun, but not without casualties. Someone misjudged a curb and took out a lower radiator hose, and then there was the guy whose motto was "you find 'em, I'll grind 'em!" (almost painful to listen to him run the course).

This also sounds like fun, I will probably participate.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:34   #6
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timed as in fastest wins or you need to do it in a certain time doing different set speeds (like the wis event)? if its like the wis event, i will be doing it in the fastest time, anyone want to be my navigator since my oem navi was confiscated?
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:40   #7
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dont think its going to be fastest time. i think its going to be who gets the closest to a preset time.

about to get on the road myself... still looking for a navi.
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It is not fastest time. If we were doing fastest time, we'd be doing it at 2am, and I would win.

The target time is based on the average speed limit with an average number of red traffic lights.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 15:35   #9
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So another words we get stopped at every other light. LOL
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So another words we get stopped at every other light. LOL
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Yeah, there are only a handful of lights on the route though... just at the beginning.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 06:58   #12
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Hey that was a fun run, had a feeling I should take it easy while going down the GW Parkway. Did anyone get caught by the speed trap. Only way maybe better would be on a motorcycle. Don't think I would try that one in the dark with any real speed though.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 22:56   #13
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Now that the Banquet is over, wondering what the results of the Rally were.
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